Wearing their bloody shirt

| October 27, 2011

Everyone is sending links to articles about Scott Olsen, a two-tour veteran of iraq and a member of veterans For peace and Iraq veterans Against the War. olsen was injured when Oakland police attempted to clear the groups of smelly hippies and other protesters from their occupation. olsen, according to news reports, has a fractured skull from a projectile launched by police (by projectile, I’m guessing everyone means a rubber bullet, but they don’t want to say it out loud).

It’s terrible that Olsen has been injured in such a brutal fashion, what’s really terrible is the way the hippies and the prtend veterans of Veterans For Peace are using his broken carcass for their own purposes.

I don’t know if Olsen is really a Marine or if he had two tours of Iraq behind him…those of you with MOL accounts can find that out, since he left the Corp last year, supposedly. I’d like to believe that there are veterans out there who are who they say they are…it’s rare, but I want to believe it.

I also don’t know what happened to Olsen or who did it, but even if what teh hippies are saying is entirely true, he shouldn’t have been resisting the police, which is what all of the crowd were doing. the hippies are saying he was injured for “speaking out” but he wasn’t speaking out, he was breaking the law. Veterans don’t get a pass when they break the law, even if it’s just a law we don’t agree with.

Now, the hippies get to hide behind Olsen’s broken body and make a martyr of him…someone they would have spit on a few weeks ago and called a baby-killer. Scott, if you lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas. laying down with VFP and IVAW gets you shot with rubber bullets. And then they get to use your unconcious body as a bloody shirt.

And IVAW gets to use your blood-stained image to raise money;

Category: Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans For Peace/VVAW

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  1. Joseph says:

    You need to get your facts straight, that screen capture you posted was for donations that are earmarked for Scott and his family. We don’t get to keep any of that money. I’m sure you know a little about 501.C.3s already but just a refresher: earmarked funds can only go towards the purpose specified by the donor. I know you don’t like IVAW or VFP, but at least have some scruples and fact check before you smear someone over such a hot-button issue.

  2. Joseph says:

    @Old Trooper: I can assure the funds go directly to Scott and his family.

  3. Joseph says:

    *I can assure you*

  4. Doc Bailey says:

    Joseph, With an organization like this, I highly dought that the donations are going to be used as altruistically as you say.

  5. 2-17AirCav says:

    Is Scott wealthy? How about his family? Will the donations be returned if the City of Oakland appeases the whiners and foots the bill? As for scruples and fact checking, how is it that IVAW is such a magnet for posers and how is it that you and your ilk have concluded that Scotty Boy was injured by police and not, say, a rock or other object thrown by one of his fellow miscreants?